Review: EZKeys From Toontrack

Toontrack have until now been a company synonymous with great drum libraries. Their new innovative product EZKeys sees them showing a more melodic side with a sampled piano. Toby Pitman tests it out.  

Toontrack have until now been a company synonymous with great drum libraries. Their new innovative product EZKeys sees them showing a more melodic side with a sampled piano.


The Piano

The piano Toontrack have sampled is a Model D Steinway grand. As you would expect from Toontrack the detail of the sampling is fantastic and the instrument is a joy to play, even for someone with as little keyboard dexterity as myself!

the piano


There are three pedal modes which can be addressed by MIDI CCs. Sustain is controlled by the regular Sustain Pedal (CC#64) while Sostenuto (only sustains notes that are held when the pedal is depressed) is on CC#66. CC#67 controls the Soft Pedal option which gives a muted and warmer tone to the piano.

Hidden panels on the interface allow for adjusting the velocity curves and range as well as tuning and transpose functions.

Adjust velocity curves, range, tuning and transpose functions


The '

For the past 20 years Toby has worked as a professional guitarist, programmer and producer. Clients include Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael, Shirley Bassey, Yusuf Islam, Giles Martin as well as the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. He has also worked extensively in TV, Advertising and Film. As well as composing himself he has also ... Read More

Discussion

bassmechanix
Wow...I am impressed.

Want to join the discussion?

Create an account or login to get started!